Most Popular Courses in Antalya
About the Training Centre in Antalya
All our teacher training courses in Antalya will take place either in the Morning (9.00-13.45) or in the Afternoon (14.00-18.45) depending on classroom and trainer availability.
Further information on our academy will be provided after the confirmation of the course.
Our Cultural Activities
The following cultural activity is included in the price of each Erasmus course in Turkey:
- A half-day or full-day tour on Saturday in Antalya
Further information on our activities will be provided after the confirmation of the course.
Antalya and Surroundings
Antalya is a Mediterranean Sea port in southwestern Turkey. During the Middle Ages, the city functioned as a maritime stronghold for Attalus’s fleet and became an important embarkation point for soldiers setting off for Palestine during the Crusades. Over time, the city evolved and transformed into the ultimate tourist destination it is today.
With a direct view of the Taurus mountains, extending along a curve from Lake Eğirdir in the west to the upper reaches of the Euphrates and Tigris rivers in the east, the unimaginable landscape makes visitors feel in a five-star resort.
The coastal area of Antalya is one of the clearest parts of the Mediterranean, frequently called the “Garden of Eden” and speculated to have been often visited by Cleopatra, Queen of Egypt. The sandy beaches extend themselves to the coast of the whole city, and the climate is just right for a swim.
The Hadrian’s Gate (Hadriyanüs Kapısı, in Turkish), built in 130 AD to commemorate Emperor Hadrian’s visit to the city, acts as the main entrance to Antalya’s historical center, Kaleiçi. Kaleiçi is also the heart of the city, where you can admire all the monuments that survived through time.
But the action doesn’t happen only inside Kaleiçi. You can explore archaeological sites such as Anatolia, in the surrounding area of Antalya. If you are an art lover, explore and immerse yourself in the beautiful sites of Termessos, Perge, Sillyon, and Aspendos.
Best Things to Do in Antalya
Limited entirely by walls, as well as eighty towers, Kaleiçi is the old center of Antalya. The area that surrounds the walls is completely covered by traditional houses sitting along narrow lanes. Nowadays, it is the perfect place to go out to eat, drink, get to know Turkish cuisine, and have a lot of fun!
2) Beaches in Antalya
On every beach in Antalya, you will find the most beautiful mountainous backdrop, soft sands, clear water, and a perfect climate to sunbathe all day long. As if this is not enough, some beaches offer a beach park, water park, and, of course, cafes and bars.
Some of the main beaches in Antalya are Konyaalti Moonlight, Mermerli, and Evrenseki. But be aware that these can get pretty crowded in high season, plan your trip accordingly!
3) World-famous, blue flag Konyaalti Beach
Konyaalti Beach is one of the most popular beaches in the world. This beautiful coastal area is located in the city of Antalya, one of the most famous tourist destinations in Turkey. The 13 km long beach is primarily composed of fine pebbles but also has some sand. The water is beautifully clear. Konyaalti Beach has “Blue Flag” status, which confirms the good water quality.
4) Antalya Aquarium
As one of the biggest aquarium complexes in the world, Antalya Aquarium offers inspiration, entertainment, and education all at once. After touring the 40 thematic aquariums, you will come across the biggest tunnel aquarium in the world with a length of 131 meters and a width of 3 meters.
5) Roman Theatre of Aspendos
In their time in the Turkish city, Romans built some monuments we can date back to them to this day. The Roman Theatre of Aspendos is a perfectly good example of this presence. According to its epigraph, it was erected during the time of Emperor Marcus Aurelius, between 161 and 180, by architect Zenon, the son of Theodorus.
6) Yivli Minaret
Located along Cumhuriyet Street, next to Kalekapısı Square, the Yivli Minaret is the oldest Islamic monument in the city. Built in 1230, destroyed, and then rebuilt in 1373, the minaret is decorated with dark blue tiles, and the exterior walls are constructed of hewn stone. The 38-meter-high tower stands on a huge square stone base, measuring 6.5 meters tall and 5.5 meters wide. It is a unique example of Turkish architecture and a main symbol of the city.
7) Hadrian’s Gate
The entrance port to Kaleiçi is constructed over two floors with three forts and a round arch. It delineates the boundaries between the modern city and Antalya’s ancient city and is a must-see if you visit the city!
8) Antalya Archeological Museum
One of Turkey’s largest museums, located in Konyaaltı, the Antalya Museum is a reflection of the city’s history over the years. This museum exhibits examples of works that illuminate the history of the Mediterranean and Pamphylia regions in Anatolia.
9) Düden Waterfalls
The river Düden is the river that makes these magical sites possible and there are different waterfalls that derive from it. These are great choices if you’re looking to enjoy an amazing walk while absorbing the breathtaking view.
In the waterfall of Yukari Düden, located just 10 km away from Antalya, the water drops 20 meters. In the waterfall of Aşaği Düden, located 8 km away from Antalya, the water drops even higher and flows into the sea. You can also visit the Kurşunlu Falls, which are 18 meters high and form 7 ponds.
There are boat tours but you can also visit them by yourself, completely free of charge and at any time of the day.